Around 58,669 cases are still pending in the Supreme Court, while over 43 lakh cases are pending in 24 High Courts, CJI Ranjan Gogli mentioned in his letter to PM Modi.
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has written three letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for disposal of more than 43 lakh pending cases in the Supreme Court and the High Courts. In the letter, the Chief Justice requested two constitutional amendments with the highest priority from PM Modi.
He has requested PM Modi to increase the number of judges of the Supreme Court, which is 31 now. The retirement age of judges of second High Courts from 62 to 65 years.
Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, in a third letter to PM Modi, sought the revival of the old tradition of the retirement judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts under Article 128 and 224 A of the Constitution. In doing so, cases pending pending for years can be settled.
The Chief Justice has written that no position of judges is currently vacant in the Supreme Court. There are only 31 judges in the Supreme Court, while 58669 cases are pending in the court. These numbers are increasingly increasing due to new cases.
He said 26 cases have been pending in 25 years, 100 cases have been pending in 20 years, 593 cases for 15 years and 4977 cases in the Supreme Court for the last 10 years. He has increased the number of judges from 37 to 37 in the Supreme Court. The Chief Justice further wrote that 43 lakh cases are pending in 24 High Courts.
Let Justice be judged as Supreme Court judges. R. Gavai, Justice Surya Kant, Justice Aniruddha Bose and Justice A. s. After taking oath of Bopanna, the number of judges in the Supreme Court was completed. Now the number of judges in the Supreme Court has gone up to 31 and no post is now vacant in the court.
This was the first time since 2008 when the number of judges in the Supreme Court is equal to sanctioned posts. Earlier in 2008, the number of judges in the court was 26, which was increased to 31. As the number of judges increased from 26 to 31 in 2008, the Chief Justice has demanded from 37 to 37.